Ninnekah’s Luke Tate attends Boys State

A Grady County High School man was selected by the American Legion Post 54 to serve as delegate to 2022 Oklahoma Boys State. Luke Tate attended the May 28 – June 4 event at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma.
 Tate is the son of Dustin and Susqnnah Tate, of Ninnekah. He’s served as Junior Class President, involved in FFA, FCA, TSA, Archery, and Student Council. A Southern Baptist, Luke is involved with youth groups and with the Grady County GOP meetings. He also plays the piano. Tate was sponsored by First National Bank and Trust Company.
 Boys State is a nationwide program of Americanism and good citizenship sponsored and conducted by the American Legion. It is a non-political, non-partisan program designed to enhance the love of God and Country in the youth of America. Boys State delegates learn the duties and responsibilities of citizenship by participation as citizens of mythical cities, counties, and states. In addition, delegates who successfully complete the one-week program may earn up to three college credits.
 To be considered for Oklahoma Boys State, a young man must be between their junior and senior year of high school. Each interested applicant must complete an application and be approved by a local American Legion Post. Applications are accepted from public, private, and homeschooled students.
 Delegates to Oklahoma Boys State are chosen for their high moral character, leadership, honesty, scholarship, and interest in government. Since its inception, thousands of boys have received this valuable citizenship training in Oklahoma. From the outstanding boys attending from across the state, two citizens of Oklahoma Boy State will be selected to represent Oklahoma at Boys Nation.
 The Oklahoma Boys State program receives wholehearted support from citizens, civic groups, and other organizations interested in good government and youth leadership. Outstanding educators and leaders in state, county, and city government support or participate in the educational program of Oklahoma Boys State.
 For information about next years 2023 Oklahoma Boys State Program, contact Gary McNatt at Garymc1960@yahoo.com